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Thai Airways jet to land with first vaccine batch on Feb 24

Thai Airways International (THAI), as the national carrier, has been assigned to fly 200,000 doses of CoronaVac vaccine from China to Thailand on February 24.

Flight TG675 will depart Beijing at 6.50am (local time) and arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at 11.05am. The Airbus A350-900 will be carrying the first batch of 2 million vaccines that Thailand has ordered from Chinese company Sinovac.

The vaccine will be carried in temperature-controlled containers. CoronaVac can be safely stored at normal fridge temperatures.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has said the Thai Food and Drug Administration is ready to authorise CoronaVac for emergency use.

Thailand has also ordered 61 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, but shipments from Europe have been delayed.

Published : February 16, 2021

By : The Nation